Since lighting its first candlewicks in Berkeley in the 1960s, Stone Candles has crafted a colorful array of bright-hued and delicately scented candles. In the shop’s new Culver City location, Stone’s father-son team imbues candle pillars and wax-free luminaries, with scents ranging from cucumber-melon and red currant to jasmine and vanilla. Here, you can find candles ranging in size from hefty 6-by-12 inches to petite 3-by-3’s, an ideal size for illuminating one’s miniature model of Thomas Edison’s house.
The shop’s special environmentally sustainable COCO candle collection comes in pleasant scents such as gardenia, green tea and fig, and lavender. Pick up one of the shop’s candle holders, hewn from slices of ebony wood or slices of agate, to help display individual candles.
Pearl Remodeling's sleuths scrutinize home foundations in a two-hour hunt for cracks, movement, rot, and termite damage. With today’s deal, a team of two investigators will arrive on the scene and immediately examine the quality of the connection between the house framing and the concrete foundation, which may be compromised due to soil movement or recent terra-tremors. The integrity of beams and piers the house sits on will also be called into question. Next, gas shut-off valves will be checked and tended to with the gentle love and attention normally reserved for new cell phones. Within five business days of the household probe, homeowners receive a detailed email that includes photos taken on site and commentary outlining any problems or issuing abodes a clean bill of health. If repairs are needed, the Pearl Remodeling team can give an estimate for the services required.
Food Forward connects people with food by harvesting excess produce from local farms and public spaces, which it distributes to more than 20 food banks and pantries across Southern California. After receiving an invitation, an all-volunteer force meets at a property and picks produce for one to two hours. A pick leader provides tools, organizes the group, and delivers the fruit to a vetted hunger-relief organization that serves it to clients within 72 hours. By conducting 15–20 picks every month, Food Forward aims to demonstrate the abundance of available food that goes to waste and to raise the issues of urban hunger and food justice in the community.
As the president of Miller's Carpet Care, William H. Miller has overseen a team of certified carpet cleaners since 1974. He sends this team across the Inland Empire to remove dirt and stains from carpets and upholstery with truck-mounted equipment. When they aren’t rescuing rugs damaged by wine spills or indoor slip ’n' slides, the technicians scour tiles and grout and clear debris from air ducts. Though homes are their specialty, Miller’s Carpet Care also extends its services to offices, schools, and restaurants.
Inception Home Remodeling's technicians complete home-renovation projects of all sizes, from remodeling a kitchen or bathroom to adding a new room. Their thorough roofing services don't spare the minutiae, as the staff combs over a finished roof with a metal detectors to find any loose nails.
FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.